When it comes to skincare routine I exfoliate my face twice a week, so after that I keep going with a serum and moisturiser although I tend to replace the moisturiser with a overnight mask as I consider them to nourish far better specially after an exfoliation, so far my favourites are the ones from Kiehl’s, this time I tried out the Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask”
On another adventure to keep discovering Kiehl’s products I have been trying out the Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal concentrate, I have previously posted about the cleanser from this range that was a game changer when it comes to hormonal acne. Few days ago I had a bad break out after testing out the new Givenchy Prisme Libre foundation, I didn’t even remember the last time a foundation ended up being so nasty to my skin and luckily during those days this bad boy from Kiehl’s arrived so I had the perfect excuse to testing it out. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate”
When it comes to skincare there are constant improvements from the vast majority of the brands, as they say “if you snooze you lose” and one of the top French laboratories, Bioderma knows very well how to keep a minimalist but advanced range or products for all the skin types, today I want to introduce to the new additions to Sebium range, specialised in combination , oily and prone to acne skin. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Sebium Skincare Routine For Combination, Oily and Prone to Acne Skin”
We probably heard more about “probiotics” in food and of course the benefits of a healthy diet but lately in the beauty world we started to hear about them as part of skincare products. To make it simple the skin is a microbiome where you have all kind of bacteria good and bad that your body needs to keeps the balance, the probiotics are live bacteria that support the healthy bacteria in your body and as we age there are changes on the skin pH and microbiome so this is when helping out with skincare products with probiotics might be a good idea, so today I want to introduce one option that is 100% natural and Vegan. Continue reading “Review: Antipodes, Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream”
During the last couple of years we started to hear about Hyaluronic Acid applied to skincare products but many times there is a misconception that HA is reserved for dry skin, Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. The HA within our bodies holds a thousand times its weight in water to not only retain all that moisture in our skin and joints, but also prevent all that moisture from evaporating into the air, now just like elastin and collagen this one also decrease in production as we get older so here is when we have to do our part to estimulate the production, internally as you can imagine our diet plays a vital role, no rocking science vegetables and fruits are in the top of the list, externally we can help our skin with skincare products like serums, creams, masks that keep the skin moisturised, helping to reduce the Transepidermal water loss. Continue reading “Review: Institut Esthederm, Intensive Hyaluronic Skincare Routine”
The first skincare product that Huda Kattan released with her skincare brand Wishful, Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub is a gentle, yet powerful exfoliating scrub infused with a combination of pineapple and papaya enzymes, BHAs and AHAs that leave the skin with a healthy glow. Continue reading “Review: Wishful, Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub”
Melasma, hyperpigmentation, lentigines or age spots… How can you get rid of dark spots even if you have sensitive skin?
Bioderma’s solution: Pigmentbio, a range tailored to treating hyperpigmented skin on the face or body with a complete programme of products to help brighten the skin. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Pigmentbio Skincare Routine For Hyperpigmented skin”
Love and be loved this February with Look Fantastic’s exclusive Valentine’s Day Collection. Inside you’ll find 7 pampering products (including 4 full-size!), guaranteed to make you feel lovestruck.
This collection will only be available for a limited time, and with a worth of over £207, you better be quick! Continue reading “Look Fantastic Valentine’s Collection 2021 Beauty Box”
An herbaceous, calming face wash formulated with 96% naturally derived ingredients including hemp-derived Cold-pressed Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and Green Oregano Oil. With a light gel texture, this purifying cleanser lifts away impurities for a refreshed, healthy-looking appearance.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is derived from the hemp variety of the Cannabis Sativa Plant, which is non-psychoactive. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Cleanser”
For so many years I didn’t really pay attention to what I have been using as body cream or shower gel, I have to admit that most of the time I used to choose highly scented products, never read the ingredients list, it was like the only part of my skin that deserved good treatment was my face and totally left my body aside. It was not till I got a bit of eczema due to the harsh products I was using on my skin but also to wash my clothes that I ended up being more selective and lately had an urticaria caused by stress so really had to be careful with my body care routine to don’t make the condition even worst. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Atoderm Body Care Routine For Normal, Dry And Atopic Skin”
The well known anti-ageing facial cream from Kiehl’s, that helps visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles has renovated it’s formula now enriched with PhytoMimetic Vitamin A, ProxylaneGX and Chaga Mushroom. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Super Multi-Corrective Cream”
There are certain ingredients that without us noticing they could give a positive or negative effect in our brain when it comes to our mood and state of mind, one easy example are perfumes they can make us feel sexy, happier, fresh or certain oils like lavender they could relax our mind and give us a better sleep, so here I’m going to share a face oil that I have been using and the results I noticed. Continue reading “Review: NeuroSkinFeeds, The MicroOil”
The cold weather season comes or we just have sensitive skin and we have to find gentle products to create a skincare routine that won’t mess up our face. It wasn’t a easy year and most of us are facing changes in our skin due to the stress and change of life habits, for example mine used to be combination and it has been quite dry lately, which obviously made my rosacea even worst and have to fight against of my hormonal acne so I have to be really careful with what I put in my face. So if you have sensitive skin, redness- rosacea prone skin here you might have a solution for your face. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Sensibio Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin”
Huda Beauty keeps expanding after the release of the fragrance brand Kayali, now is the turn of Wishful the skincare range, Introducing Clean Genie Cleansing Balm, this a balm to oil to milk formula is literally like butter, fast-melting and gentle on skin and eyes but tough in its make up-melting capability. Continue reading “Review: Wishful, Clean Genie Cleansing Balm”
There is a bit of an upsetting feeling when a product is supposed to be great and even the girl at the shop tells you is amazing but after using it till is empty you realised that the hype wasn’t real and you basically wasted your money, this is basically happened to me with this facial essence from The Body Shop. I tend to get well with the products from this brand but sometimes they disappointment me. Continue reading “Review: The Body Shop, Drops Of Youth Essence Lotion”
Feeling your skin dull without any life? Dehydrated? that happens to me quite often and one of the main keys for a healthier looks is choosing a good serum. Lately I finished the Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum from Kiehl’s so today I’m gonna share my experience. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum”
When it comes to give a treat to my skin I would not doubt twice to mention face masks, different types, different applications, different purposes, but there is one I actually use twice a week and are the leave on all night ones as an extra to hydrate and moisture my face. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Prodige des Océans Le Masque”
I love when new type of products show up in the market with new formulas, textures… specially if we are talking about toners, some people consider them unnecessary mostly because they have an inaccurate concept about what a toner does or they tend to think about the first ones in the market that were pure alcohol with fragrance, I remember them when I was a teenager with oily skin and acne and how much damage they caused. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Daily Refining Milk-Peel Toner”
Toners could be one of the biggest allies on your skincare or one of your worst enemies depending on their formulation, I’m also against of paying huge amounts of money for a product that is supposed to be simple and not with a bunch of ingredients that should be supplied by serums, moisturisers etc. Continue reading “Review: AA Skincare, Frankincense & Rose Face Toner”
Not long ago in the blog we talked about essences, more particularly the Lumiere Marine, Clarifying Water Essence by Thalgo, this particular product was mostly for improve the skin tone, any steins caused mostly because of the sun, pigmentation, or just bring back to life any dull skin. But just finished another essence from this brand and is the Micro-Peeling Water Essence, yes… now we are going for the texture. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Micro-Peeling Water Essence”
Even when essences have been on the market for a while, not many brands produce them, actually they are kind of exclusive to medium to luxury ones and still you would need to know where to find them, but still many people wouldn’t know what they are, how to use it and most important they are not meant to replace any other product. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Clarifying Water Essence”
Not long ago we talked about the Bioderma Sebium Range and how well it helped me to improve my oily skin prone to acne and turn my skin into a normal type, well today we are going to talk about body dry skin which is my other issue. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Atoderm Gel Douche and Atoderm Crème”
Having oily/combination skin is a real issue, when I was a teenager I have suffered from a severe acne and due to the lack of information (or misinformation) I used to have a terrible skincare routine and today I’m paying the consequences of it. But the story doesn’t finish there acne could be hormonal, due to a bad a diet, stress and also using the wrong products could be causing it.Acne is not the only issue, having a prone skin to open pores, blackheads and blemishes is something that most of us have to deal with, that’s why today I wanted to share two products from Bioderma that are specific for this concerns. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Sébium Gel Moussant and Sébium Global”
Retinol has been used as an ingredient in cosmetics for approximately 40 years. First as a treatment against acne, to later extend its use in the prevention and treatment of wrinkles and age spots, once proven effective as a skin renewal.
How does it act? Penetrating the deep layers of the skin, thanks to its light molecular weight, and stimulating collagen and elastin. What makes it unbeatable is that it also improves the appearance of the outer layer of the skin. It benefits the cell renewal process, so dead skin goes fast and new, brighter skin layers appear, it also regulates the keratinization process to soften the complexion. Continue reading “Murad, Retinol Youth Renewal Collection”
The past weeks I have been using two products from the Collagène Collection from Thalgo a French luxury marine cosmetic brand, Thalgo formulas are kind to skin and the environment: Do not contain parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, GMOs or ingredients of animal origin (Except beeswax and collagen) I think this is wonderful for having a healthy and safe skin care routine in a long basis and it was on the reasons I wanted to try the brand as my skin is sensitive and tends to react quite badly to nasty chemicals. Continue reading “Thalgo: Collagène Cream & Concentrate”
Following a diagnosis of cancer, and with over 30 years of experience in the skincare industry, Karen Ballou understood that the skin is the first line of the body’s immunological defence and wanted to create a skincare offering as luxurious as it is healthy, natural and effective. These principles are the basis of the Immunocologie brand, which is uniquely focused on the source of the skin’s performance and wellbeing: its immune health.
The anti-ageing treatment enriched with [20+1] plant extracts that uses a hydrolipidic and biomimetic double formula to stimulate the five vital functions: hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, regeneration and protection. This serum was born back in 1985 and as you might know some ingredients are only soluble in water, others only in oil. That’s when the founder of Clarins got the idea of offering the treatment in two separate bottles, for the customer to mix together at the time of use. Double Serum was born. Continue reading “Clarins Double Serum”
Not long ago it was very difficult to get specific products for skin with rosacea, today some products have appeared but a brand that has a 100% dedicated line to rosacea is Pevonia.
This is the Ligne Rose RS2 line, which has a cleanser, lotion, concentrate and face cream. Continue reading “Pevonia, Ligne Rose RS2 Range”
Lip Balms are essential in my life, from the time I wake up till I go to sleep, my lips are very dry to the point they can be sore if I don’t apply a lip balm, also in the past two years I have decided to use more natural, cruelty free and eco friendly products not only the environment and the animals, for me too I want to really take care of what I put on my body.
And I’m not really sure if these are new or not but i have never actually see them before, these are the Lip Juicers from The Body Shop, I decided to try different flavours and today I share my opinion. Continue reading “Review: The Body Shop, Lip Juicers”
Sensitive skin is not a type of skin, but a condition, a condition that can affect all skin types.
The symptoms are tightness, itching, tingling, erythema (our face turns red), burning. Did you ever feel that? Or thought “this cream is bad” and you stop using the one you had open because it burns your face? In general it is not the cream’s fault but our skin that is sensitized. What things can damage the microbiome (the protective barrier) of the skin and leave it weak and sensitive? very abrasive products, exfoliate very often, clean our face with very strong soaps, do not use sunscreen. That’s why we suddenly notice that everything burns, bothers us and then we choose not to use anything.
Well weeks ago I tried a clay mask that practically destroyed my skin, I was full of pimples, itchy, burning and actually my skin was in pain, so had to change my regular skin care routine to recover for one more simple but with specific products, that’s when I tried a combination of 3 from Eau Thermale Avène. Continue reading “Sensitive Skin Care Routine with Eau Thermale Avène”